General Mills Updates Emission Goals - Smart Energy Decisions

GHG Emissions  -  April 25, 2022

General Mills Updates Progress on Sustainability Goals

General Mills sourced 63% renewable electricity across its global operations in 2021 with a commitment to source 100 percent by 2030. 

In the company’s 2022 Global Responsibility Report, it noted a GHG footprint increase of 2% in fiscal 2021 compared to its fiscal 2020 baseline. This reflects business growth as General Mills increased the production of food. Almost all parts of the company’s value chain saw increases in emissions.

The food company’s fiscal 2021 highlights include 115,000 acres total enrolled in the company’s regenerative agriculture program, with a commitment to advance regenerative agriculture on one million acres of farmland by 2030 and 89% of packaging globally is recyclable or reusable by weight, with a commitment to achieve 100% of packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2030.

“Since our founding, General Mills has believed doing good and good business should go hand-in-hand,” said Jeff Harmening, chairman and CEO, General Mills, in a statement. “These past few years have challenged us to do more, and I’m proud to say that we met the moment. We have nourished more families, provided extra care for our hometown communities, supported our employees in new ways and advanced our efforts to regenerate our planet. Our scale brings both opportunity and responsibility, and we’re more determined than ever to ensure the ‘G’ in General Mills stands for Good."


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